Our local Fellowship of Reconciliation chapter and the Valley Justice Coalition are cosponsoring an event this Thursday, February 9th featuring guests from across Virginia and Maryland.
Tomiko Shine, researcher with the Maryland organization, Release Aging Persons In Prison, will lead a discussion on this at the Trinity Presbyterian Church at noon Thursday, February 9, followed by a 1 pm showing of director Wynona Hogan’s 55-minute documentary on our local jails.
Special guests will include:
- Tomiko Shine, Release Aging Persons in Prison (RAPP)
- Earl Nelson, who spent 48 years behind bars
- Carla Peterson, Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE)
- Jae George, Exodus 19.4 Prison Ministry
- Lillie Branch-Kennedy, Resource, Information, and Help for the Disadvantaged (RIHD)
- Jennie Amison (Coffeewood Correctional Center).